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Samuel H. Greenblatt Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery

b. Potsdam, NY, May 16, 1939. married, 3 children, 5 grandchildren!
BA, Cornell 1961, MA Johns Hopkins 1964, MD Cornell 1966
Intern, Boston City Hosp.1966-67; Res. Neurology, Boston VA,1967-68; Res. Neurosurgery, Dartmouth 1970-74
Faculty, Albert Einstein COM 1974-77; Medical Coll. Ohio, 1977-89; at Brown since 1989; now: Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

research overview

Writing an 'intellectual biography' of the English neurologist, John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911). He (and Charcot in France) set the paradigm for neurological thinking to the present time. I believe he also influenced our fundamental thought patterns in basic neuroscience/neurophysiology through his indirect but strong influence on Sherrington and other British neuroscientists in the 20th century. If we could understand the assumptions in this paradigm, could we do the current science better?

funded research

In 1997 I received a gift of $100,000 to Brown for support of my "neurosurgical research" from the family of a patient at Rhode Island Hospital. I have used to support my research and teaching in the history of the neurosciences. About 20,000 remains.